What is Dent?

Dent definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
a hollow or depression in a surface, as from a blow.
a noticeable effect, especially of reduction: to leave a dent in one’s savings; a dent in one’s pride.

verb (used with object)
to make a dent in or on; indent: The impact dented the car’s fender.
to have the effect of reducing or slightly injuring: The caustic remark dented his ego.

verb (used without object)
to show dents; become indented: Tin dents more easily than steel.
to sink in, making a dent: Nails dent into metal.